Caprella (3)


Completed 1950 as Caprella for STUK. 1959 sold as Caprella to Deutsche Shell. 5-5-1977 arrived Kaohsiung for scrapping.

Picture(s) by Chris Howell.

IMO number
Call sign
Construction number
29.736 ton
Year of construction
Year of renaming/broken up
Service for Shell
1950 to 1977
Flag state
Home port



Name Job Period Details
David Craig deck boy 1950 to 1951 Deck boy on inaugral run from USA
Brian Bacon ordinary seaman 1951 to 1952 galley boy/deck boy/ordinery seaman
Peter Long assistant steward 1951 to 1952
Eric Phillips 4th mate 1951
Mike J Kirlew 2nd mate 1951
Paddy Kenshole apprentice 1952 to 1953
Ian M L Maclean chief officer 1952 to 1953
Ernie Martin able seaman 1952
D.s. Cook 5th engineer 1953
Gary Taylor junior ordinary seaman 1954
Bill Grant 4th mate 1955
David Greaves Watson deck apprentice 1955
John Reevel Peace 5th engineer, 4th engineer 1955 to 1956
Albert Jolly apprentice engineer 1956
Jack Higgs 3rd engineer 1956 to 1957
Alistair Montgomery apprentice engineer 1956 to 1957
Juan E.shimmin able seaman 1956
Daniel Rutherford 2nd cook and baker 1956 to 1957
Dave Renshaw galley boy 1956 to 1957 1st trip
Barrie E. Dakers Bas apprentice engineer 1957
Mike Parkin deck apprentice 1958
Roger Poulton acting 4th mate 1958
Eric Hughes radio officer 1958
Paul Burkhardt mess boy 1959 to 1960
Paul Burkhardt mess boy 1959
John Reevel Peace 3rd engineer 1959 to 1960
Helmut Braun matrose 1960
Dirk P. Mller ordinary seaman 1961 to 1962
Dieter Kinze assistant engineer 1966 to 1967
Bernhard Moegle fireman 1967 to 1968
Helmut Kascheike assistant engineer 1968 to 1969
Paul Burkhardt cleaner 1968 to 1970
A.L. Nagel radio officer 1971 to 1972
Heinz Fuchsstadt boatsmen 1971
Rob Van Grondelle radio officer 1971
Dieter Bott engineer 1973
Claus H. Wulff 2nd mate 1974
Rainer Kalf baker 1975
Rolf 2e stuurman (2nd officer/mate) 1975 to 1976
Rolf Matuszak 2nd mate 1975
Wolfgang Dryja radio officer 1976
K. Skopp c/o 1976 to 1977
Heinz Fuchsstadt boatsmen 1976 to 1977
A.L. Nagel radio officer 1977


Date Visitor Anecdote
06/30/2010 - 02:47 Mike J Kirlew

On the first trip through the Suez Canal near the Red Sea end we lost steerage and grounded across the canal. The nylon mooring lines were run out off the winch drum by the 'bum' boats to the opposite banks and the strain taken up. It was very interesting watching the diameter of the lines reduce as the strain came on 'till eventually the mooring bollard to which the after line was attached came out of the bank and described a graceful arc towards the stern of the ship falling short by just a few feet. The ship did not budge 'till the slight current reversed!